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veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
miscellany - mixture of writings on various subjects; collection of various items
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
prong - pointed projecting part